Issue 22: Hilliard's Nov. 2 Income Tax Ballot Question

  • On Nov. 2, Hilliard residents will be asked to approve Issue 22, an additional 0.5% municipal income tax, paid by individuals who work in the City of Hilliard corporate boundaries (regardless of whether they live here).
  • The current income tax is 2.0%. If approved, the tax will become 2.5% and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2022.
  • All additional revenue will be dedicated for recreation and parks, including design, construction, and operation of a new community center comparable to those in neighboring communities.
  • Social security and pension income are not taxed as earned income, so will not be affected by the proposed change.


CHECK OUT THE POSSIBILITIES!

The City of Hilliard estimates the additional revenue from Issue 22 would be around $7.2 million per year. This money will be dedicated solely for recreation and parks capital, programming, and operational expenses, including, but not limited to:

  • Community Center design, construction, maintenance and operations;
  • Trail acquisition, development and maintenance
  • Athletic field and facility design, construction, maintenance and operations
  • Parkland acquisition, development and maintenance
  • Older adult programming, services, and facilities
  • Capital projects (new, replacement, and improvements, including roads and utilities associated with Recreation and Parks infrastructure development and maintenance)
  • Art, culture and history facility and site acquisition, development, maintenance and operations
  • Recreation, parks, health and wellness programing and services
  • Special events programming and services
  • Recreation and parks facility upgrade and maintenance
  • Payment of principal and interest on debt issued by the City for the expenses listed above


MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOV. 2.

  • Residents can register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot by completing the forms.
  • Find your polling location and/or drop-box location.
  • Military and overseas absentee voting begins Sept. 17.
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 4 (9 p.m.).
  • Early in-person voting begins Oct. 5.
  • Vote-by-mail/mail-in absentee voting begins Oct. 5.
  • Absentee ballots must be received at board of elections by noon Oct. 30.
  • Request your absentee ballot and complete the application.
  • Election day voting: Nov. 2, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • On Nov. 2, Hilliard residents will be asked to approve Issue 22, an additional 0.5% municipal income tax, paid by individuals who work in the City of Hilliard corporate boundaries (regardless of whether they live here).
  • The current income tax is 2.0%. If approved, the tax will become 2.5% and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2022.
  • All additional revenue will be dedicated for recreation and parks, including design, construction, and operation of a new community center comparable to those in neighboring communities.
  • Social security and pension income are not taxed as earned income, so will not be affected by the proposed change.


CHECK OUT THE POSSIBILITIES!

The City of Hilliard estimates the additional revenue from Issue 22 would be around $7.2 million per year. This money will be dedicated solely for recreation and parks capital, programming, and operational expenses, including, but not limited to:

  • Community Center design, construction, maintenance and operations;
  • Trail acquisition, development and maintenance
  • Athletic field and facility design, construction, maintenance and operations
  • Parkland acquisition, development and maintenance
  • Older adult programming, services, and facilities
  • Capital projects (new, replacement, and improvements, including roads and utilities associated with Recreation and Parks infrastructure development and maintenance)
  • Art, culture and history facility and site acquisition, development, maintenance and operations
  • Recreation, parks, health and wellness programing and services
  • Special events programming and services
  • Recreation and parks facility upgrade and maintenance
  • Payment of principal and interest on debt issued by the City for the expenses listed above


MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOV. 2.

  • Residents can register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot by completing the forms.
  • Find your polling location and/or drop-box location.
  • Military and overseas absentee voting begins Sept. 17.
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 4 (9 p.m.).
  • Early in-person voting begins Oct. 5.
  • Vote-by-mail/mail-in absentee voting begins Oct. 5.
  • Absentee ballots must be received at board of elections by noon Oct. 30.
  • Request your absentee ballot and complete the application.
  • Election day voting: Nov. 2, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

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  • I have two questions 1. If I work in Hilliard but live in Columbus will I be able to vote on the income tax issue? 2. If the issue passes will I be able to use the facility?

    Kevin Schulze asked 3 months ago

    1. As is standard with Ohio municipal income taxes, only Hilliard residents will be able to vote on this income tax issue. (For example, when Columbus raised its income tax to 2.5% several years ago, only Columbus residents could vote on that ballot measure.)

    2. Complete details about facility membership have not been ironed out, but it is common for community centers to offer some form of corporate membership rates to individuals who work in the community and who pay income taxes that support the facility. Hilliard will consider that as an option when we get closer to opening a facility and the full slate of membership pricing can be determined.

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